Foothill AIDS Project (FAP) is dedicated to helping people who live with or are at risk for HIV/AIDS in the San Gabriel Valley of Los Angeles County, San Bernardino County, and western Riverside County.
Our programs and services provide many tools for people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWH) to live longer, healthier, and more stable lives.
FAP’s Mission is to improve the lives of those affected by HIV through comprehensive support services and prevent HIV infections through education and outreach programs.
Our VISION is a community with no new HIV infections, where individuals impacted by HIV are achieving health care equity with support services for optimal health and well-being.
FAP is committed to reducing the stigma of HIV/AIDS in our community. Our staff has pledged to fight ignorance, promote education and understanding around HIV/AIDS, and to protect the humanity of our clients and their families.
FAP was founded in 1987 by a group of concerned residents who were driven to help their friends and loved ones stricken by HIV/AIDS who had nowhere else to turn and could no longer work full-time. In a group member’s living room, this band of Samaritans pooled their own resources to help with buying groceries, rides to the doctor, paying utility bills, and feeding pets.
As the HIV/AIDS epidemic evolved, so did FAP services. At the start of the epidemic, HIV was considered a death sentence. Services were designed to provide emergency measures to keep people housed, healthy, and comfortable.
Today, with the advances in medication and treatment, people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWH) are thriving. FAP’s services focus on HIV as a chronic disease that needs regular and pro-active management, much like diabetes, hypertension, and others.
FAP offers a full spectrum of programs and services that empower clients in three counties to manage their own long-term health goals. Integrated treatment and chronic care management, paired with stable housing planning and outreach, provide many tools for people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) to live longer, healthier, and more stable lives.